Jan 30, 2023
Sociology and Anthropology
Angela Mertig, program coordinator
Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. It is an expanding field that addresses challenging issues such as family dynamics, inequality, patterns of behavior, and forces for social change and resistance. Sociologists’ research can be applied to virtually any aspect of social life, from crime to corporate downsizing.
Students must receive at least a C in each required course. Ideally students should take SOC 2980 , SOC 3040 , SOC 3050 , and SOC 3060 early in the academic program, but no later than the junior year and prior to enrolling in SOC 4980 which should be completed during the senior year. In consultation with the student’s advisor, the remaining 12 hours of electives may be organized into an emphasis. Possible emphases include, but are not limited to, social inequalities, deviance and social control, work and family, and health and aging.
|Approved Bachelor of Arts Minor
*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.
General Education (41 hours)
General Education requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Science categories.
The following course required by the program meets General Education requirements:
Major Requirements (35 hours)
Sociology Guided Electives (9 hours)
Foreign Language Requirement (6 hours)
- Students must successfully complete 2010 and 2020 or any courses numbered above the 2000 level in a single foreign language.
Minor (15-18 hours)
- Approved Bachelor of Arts minor
Electives or Additional Minor (20-23 hours)
Recommended Curriculum: Sociology
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
- SOC 3060 - Sociological Theory 3 credit hours *
- Foreign language 6 credit hours
- Minor courses 9 credit hours
- Elective 3 credit hours
- SOC elective 3 credit hours
- SOC guided electives 6 credit hours *